October 28th, 2009
Today we’ve added a way for you to make your voice heard in a matter of seconds. Our friend Avinash Kaushik and the folks at iPerceptions have provided us with 4-6 questions that will help us make the site better. When you enter our site, a percentage of you will see a window asking you to answer a few quick questions. If you agree, it will be minimized until you are finished browsing. Then, you should see the following questions:
Based on today’s visit, how would you rate your site experience overall? You know what we’re after here, right? Just indicate how things went on a scale of 0 to 10.
Which of the following best describes the primary purpose of your visit? Select why you’re here, or if you’re the creative type, use the Other box and use your own words.
Were you able to complete the purpose of your visit today? Did you do what you came here to do?
If you answer YES to question 3:
What do you value most about the Cut2SizeMetals.com site? Thanks!
If you answer NO to question 3:
Please tell us why you were not able to fully complete the purpose of your visit today? What was the problem?
There are 2 extra-credit questions, which I’ll let you experience during the survey.
We hate annoying pop-ups too, but we also need your input. This is quickest, easiest, and least-intrusive questionnaire we could find. Love it or hate it? Please send me your comments!
October 26th, 2009
Knight- Before Picture
While it may not seem extreme to you, when this client came to us, he was unable to bring his hands together, and consequently, unable to wield a sword. As you can see from the after picture, he is now able to stand guard, sword in hand. As part of the service, we sent him out with a bit of polish as well. So if you find your suit of armor in need of repair, or would prefer a more modern one custom-made of stainless steel, give us a call at 812.429.1634. We also do 21st century metal fabrication; check out our gallery for some examples.
Knight - After Picture
October 9th, 2009
Stainless Sheet Type 304 #4 polish
At Cut2SizeMetals.com we carry a variety of stainless steel sheets and finishes. Below is a quick guide to help you find the right sheet for your job. As always, if you don’t see what you need or have question, give us a call at 812.429.1634 and we can special order items and answer all you stainless steel questions. Some of our stainless steel sheets come in multiple finishes, but most of our customers use the 2B finish for their applications.
316 2B Finish
Better corrosion resistance as well as higher strength at elevated temperatures than 304. Used for pumps, valves, textile and chemical equipment, pulp & paper and marine applications. The 2B finish is a bright, cold rolled industrial finish with no grain pattern.
430 2B Finish
Combines good corrosion resistance and heat and oxidation resistance up to 1500°F with good mechanical properties. Unlike the other grades we carry, type 430 is magnetic. Applications include oil refinery equipment, roofing and siding, and restaurant equipment. The 2B finish is a bright, cold rolled industrial finish with no grain pattern.
309 2D finish
Provides excellent corrosion resistance and heat resistance plus good strength at room and elevated temperatures. Typical uses include furnace parts, heating elements, aircraft and jet engine parts, heat exchangers, kiln liners, boiler baffles, refinery and chemical processing equipment, and auto exhaust parts. The 2D finish is a dull, cold rolled industrial finish with no grain pattern.
304 #4 Polish
This is the most common alloy used for sheet metal fabrication. It has good formability and weldability, and offers good corrosion resistance to both chemical and atmospheric conditions. The #4 Polish finish has a 150-180 grit grain in one direction.
304 #8 Mirror Finish
This is the most common alloy used for sheet metal fabrication. It has good formability and weldability, and offers good corrosion resistance to both chemical and atmospheric conditions. The #8 Mirror finish is a polished, highly reflective finish with the grain marks polished out.
304 2B Finish
This is the most common alloy of stainless steel used for sheet metal fabrication. It has good formability and weldability, and offers good corrosion resistance to both chemical and atmospheric conditions. The 2B finish is a bright, cold rolled industrial finish with no grain pattern.
October 7th, 2009
Finishes from top to bottom - #8 Mirror, #4 polish, and 2B.
There are a variety of finishes available on stainless steel sheet, and we stock three of the most popular ones here at Cut2SizeMetals.com. [We can get others as well, so if you don't find what you're looking for, give us a call at 812.429.1634].
The #8 Mirror finish is a polished, highly reflective finish with the grain marks polished out. It is closest to the top in the picture above. As you can see from the reflection of our warehouse ceiling in the piece, the polishing results in a true mirror-like finish.
The #4 Polish finish has a 150-180 grit grain in one direction. This finish is often used when the material is subject to rough handling, such as restaurant equipment. It is in the middle in the picture above. When we cut #4 polished stainless for you, the grain will run whichever way allows us to utilize the material best. If you need a certain grain direction on your pieces, please call and let us know.
The 2B finish is a bright, cold-rolled industrial finish with no grain pattern. This is the standard industrial finish you’ll find on stainless steel sheet. It is closest to the bottom in the picture above. It is bright, but not polished like the other finishes.